6:00 - 7:15
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck and special guests celebrate the release of Kim Shuck and LisaRuth Elliott's new collaborative book, What Unseen Thing Blows Wishes Across My Surface?
Kim Shuck was San Francisco’s seventh Poet Laureate. Her poetry draws on her multiethnic background which includes Polish and Cherokee heritage, and her experiences as a lifelong resident of San Francisco. Her most recent book of poetry, Exile Heart, was published in 2021 by That Painted Horse Press. In her term as Poet Laureate, she hosted scores of free poetry and art workshops for all ages at neighborhood libraries and schools and worked closely with San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Arts Commission to launch major citywide initiatives to honor Native American Indigenous People’s heritage.
This program is related to the exhibit What unseen thing blows wishes across my surface?, on view on the 6th floor of the Main Library, November 5, 2022 – February 16, 2023.
The book, program and exhibition are funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Programs designed to celebrate the art of the poem, including readings and talks.
Read & Write
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First Person: Indigenous and Native Peoples Interest
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